Angels, Trout agree to one-year deal

The Vineland, NJ native is one of the game’s best – and he’s just 22 years old. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Angels have signed outfielder Mike Trout to a one-year, $1 million dollar deal.

Yahoo! Sports reported that Trout and the Angels were closing in on a six-year, $150 million contract, but the deal isn’t set in stone.

Trout, a 22 year-old from New Jersey, has already shown that he is one of the league’s best players. The young star finished second in MVP voting as a rookie, and would have won if Miguel Cabrera didn’t have his Triple Crown campaign.

With a .326 average, 30 home runs and 83 RBIs, Trout had an exceptional start to his career. 2013 was the same story; Trout posted a .323 AVG, 27 HR and 97 RBIs in his sophomore season.

When Trout came up to the bigs, he was overshadowed by the Nationals’ Bryce Harper. The two youngsters are often compared to one another, but Trout has emerged as the clear-cut superior. Harper hasn’t been nearly as consistent, and has already spent some time on the DL.

Mike Trout is one of the best we’ve seen in a long time, and if he stays healthy, there’s no doubt he’ll end up a Hall of Famer.

Trout’s reaction to everything going on? “It feels good.”


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